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questions remaining here. thank you both. >> ifill: protests surrounding egyptian president mohammed morsi's recent power grab and a hastily drafted constitution turned violent again today. jeffrey brown reports. >> brown: police outside the presidential palace in cairo retreated this evening after a crowd broke through their lines. officers fired back with tear gas but eventually a loud... allowed protestors to make their way to the palace gates. some threw stones toward the billing. security officials said president mohammed morsi left the palace as the demonstrations grew larger, reportedly to more than 100,000. it has become commonplace in the last few weeks. they follow morsi's recent decree that expands his powers and hastily drafted constitution put together by an islamist dominated committee. >> we won't be able to speak. there won't be a court that we can go talk to. he has made himself a force and he said it is a rather force. this is something we cannot believe. we've been 0 years being betrayed. we won't believe morsi. he will remain seated in the chair and not leave it. >> bro
president mohammed morsi. >> and hurricane sandy left many people homeless. new reaction from victims furious at relief response and president obama. >> president obama, he said he was going to cut through the red tape. he lied. he says, what do you mean? i said you lied. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. >>. >> heather: two people have died after a bus crash in florida. the doubling decker was carrying 32 members of a church group when it slammed in an overpass. >> people in wyoming say the man involved in a deadly attacks yesterday used a bow and arrow in one of killings. authorities say this christopher krum first stabbed a woman on friday and then went to the college where his father was teaching and shot him with a bow and arrow. he later stabbed and killed himself. >> more than hundred people are waiting to return to home after a train derail
morsi speaks out about president obama. speaking live with someone that just interviewed morsi, don't miss this. shopping for medicare coverage? don't wait. open enrollment ends december 7th. now's the time to take action. call unitedhealthcare today. >>> now to egypt. several new developments today. first off, dmon straights prompted the u.s. to shut down the embassy there. the embassy was not under fire but clashes between protesters and riot police clogged streets around the complex. this chaos is going on for days as demonstrators threatened the new islamic president morsi with a second revolution. >>> and then there's this. lawmakers dominated by islamists are now rushing to draft a new constitution. this move is seen by some of morsi's critics as an effort by the muslim brotherhood to hijack the constitution. and amid all of this, president morsi is on the cover of "time" magazine. "time" calls him the most important man in the middle east and boasts an exclusive interview credited with getting israel and gaza to end fighting. let's bring in the "time" bureau chief and got the
mohammed morsi to relinquish the new powers he announced for himself this week. some protesters also object to the new draft egyptian constitution, which was finished friday and sent to morsi for review. meanwhile in israel you prime prime minister benjamin netanyahu government has announced plans to build housing that would physically link jerusalem with major west bank settlement. it is called counterproductive to the goals resuming direct negotiations between israel and the palestinians and achieving the two-state peace settlement that has been the u.s. diplomat i can goal for decades. for more on all these issues let's go to nicholas burns former undersecretary of state for political affairs former ambassador to n.a.t.o. and greece and now professor at the harvard kennedy school, and michael ohanlon senior fellow at the brookings institution and coauthor of "bending history"." will we and should we recognize the opposition forces? >> i think the obama administration needs to make a big decision. do you confer recognition on national council as legitimate authority of the syrian people.
th straight day in cairo's tahrir square about morsi's power grab and the constitution he's supporting and the port city of alexandria where the supporters of president morsi are clashing with opponents and thousands of his supporters taking part in nationwide rallies. and they're organized by the muslim brotherhood has taken charge and steve harrigan is there and streaming live for us from cairo right now. steve? >> it's really two different sets of demonstrations going on. there's the group behind me at tahrir square and those are people against president morsi, but today for the first time we've seen a much larger group, mainly supported by the muslim brotherhood and they're coming in in support of president morsi and that group is a mile and a half from where i'm standing, a lot of men, people carrying-- and strong show of support port those, and he pushed through a draft constitution on friday and the next move is likely a referendum within two week's time and mr. morsi says once those are adopted those took on by himself will be void. whether that will be enough for
passage of a new constitution. all across egypt this evening, people watched as president mohamed morsi spoke to state television interviewers addressed the nation. he defended his decision to grant himself powers free from judicial review. >> ( translated ): my responsibility is to protect this nation from any conspiracy or from any attempt to go backwards. as the country's president my responsibility, is to achieve justice and respect the laws and to lay down many rules in the absence of parliament until they convene and are able to vote on behalf of the people. >> brown: the islamist president also criticized the outpouring of protests against his actions. on tuesday, at least 200,000 people filled cairo's tahrir square, accusing morsi and his muslim brotherhood of hijacking last year's revolution. liberal and secular groups also condemned a move to fast-track a final vote on a new constitution. >> ( translated ): we want a constitution that represents all egyptian people, not one that represent a certain faction of egyptians. >> ( translated ): the constitutional panel tasked to >>
at news4 at 6:00. >>> in egypt, people are getting ever more angry over president mohamed morsi. supporters and protesters fought outside the presidential palace in cairo today. about 60 people were injured. some of them threw fire bombs and rocks. others were beaten with sticks. the protests began nearly two weeks ago when morsi claimed for himself sweeping powers. three of morsi's advisers quit today. his vice president said he would be open to talking to the protesters, but opposition leaders say that could only happen after morsi re sinds his decree assuming all those powers. >>> the united states is taking a role in syria's civil war as the battle for the capital city of damascus intensifies. this video claims to show warplanes dropping bombs over damascus. rebels have overrun two air bases, captured a hydroelectric dam. nato is sending patriot missiles to turkey. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton said assad's regime is a threat to millions of innocent people. >> our concerns are increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons. or might lose contr
is here. she's picking up that part of the story. >> embattled president mohammed morsi went on nationwide tv. he addressed the protests. he seemed to inflamed their outrage. within minutes, the muslim brotherhood headquarters in cairo was up in flames. reza joins us on the phone from cairo. we want to talk about president morsi in a second. first, you just arrived at the scene of the fire at the muslim brotherhood headquarters. what are you seeing, and what are you learning about who's responsible for this? >> reporter: let's verify what happened. two hours ago, they reported the main headquarters here in cairo was attacked by protesters and torched. we raced over here. we're in front of the headquarters right now. there's no indication of a fire here, but certainly there's a large group of what appear to be opponents of president morsi and the muslim brotherhood. they're trying to do everything they can to get to this building, and they're being blocked by police. so we have yet another standoff. if anyone thought president morsi's speech would pacify these people and calm them down, thi
, after angry protests against political moves by the president, mohamed morsi, have turned deadly. tanks, armored personnel vehicles, all stationed outside the presidential analysis cairo. not only are they guarding the palace, they're also keeping apart supporters and opponents of morsi. hundreds of his islamist supporters already taking to the streets in cairo this morning. opponents are gathering not very far away. last night the two sides clashed right outside the palace. the violence killed at least five people. hundreds of other people were injured. opponents are demanding that morsi dial back on those sweeping powers that he has granted himself. cnn's reza sayah is live for us in cairo this morning. what's the latest? >> reporter: soledad, we're getting the first signs that maybe, just maybe, cooler heads are prevailing and peace could be extraordinary in front of the presidential palace. within the past 20 minutes, we've seen about a few thousand of president morsi's supporters move away from the palace area and the crowd seems to be thinning out. we're getting reports that this
. this constitution would go to a referendum, be voted on and president morsi would give up his extraordinary powers. what we see is the reverse. it has inflamed the opposition. we could see one of the biggest protest demonstrations today we've seen so far, bill. bill: steve harrigan, thank you. we're waiting and watching for more developments out of cairo, egypt. we're coming after the moment where prayers end on a friday afternoon. so watch that story. martha: crowds in those streets. we'll keep an eye on it. we're just getting started on this friday morning, everybody. there is new information on the health of president george h.w. bush after he was admitted to the hospital. we have the latest how he is doing. we'll bring you that straight ahead. bill: the senate voting on a plan to prevent terror deteen east from gitmo being moved here to the u.s. and the results of what happens next with retired four-star general jack keane with his take on it. martha: and gridlock in washington. stuart varney just told us the white house's plan could send us into another recession. we'll talk to a democrat and
's presidential palace. according to the reporting of the associated press the egyptian president mohammed morsi had to sneak out the back door to avoid the crowding. this is a live look at demonstrations in cairo. hundreds of thousands have gathered night after night. rallying against president morsi's recent power grab. allies draft constitution one which would help him tighten his grip on power. earlier tonight it was far more chaotic. this was the scene outside that palace. police fired tear gas to try to break up the crowd. some reportedly chanted freedom or death. others down with the sons of dogs. they say they are not going anywhere unless and until the president cancels his plans to place himself above the law. steve hair tan live for news cairo. steve? >> shepard, this is really a new tactic for the opposition protesters. instead of simply staying here in tahrir square and chanting they went on offensive tonight toward the presidential palace. they got right to the compound walls until being tear gassed. it was reenergized the opposition. we have seen increase in recent days now they a
from violence as protests are escalating right now between those who support mohammed morsi and those who opposed him. fierce street battles today killed five people and left more than 600 injured. outside the presidential palace. that is the worst outbreak of violence since morsi's election. the protests began two weeks ago when morsi took almost absolute power by exempting himself from judicial oversights and his spoofers quickly passed a draft constitution. at a white house briefing yesterday, press secretary jay carney refused to take sides or to say whether president obama supports the islamist leader but he did say the united states continues to have an important relationship with egypt. >>> turning to a disaster here at home, the white house says it will send in an emergency request to capitol hill this week asking for up to $60 billion to help recover from hurricane sandy. if approved, much of the money will go toward rebuilding homes and communities but top administrators say they want at least some of the f
-fire's holding so far. >> and you thank egypt's president mohamed morsi for that? >> he is so far now proving to be a constructive partner certainly as proven in this last operation. >> is he honoring the peace treaty with israel? >> i think there's peace between egypt and israel on a daily basis, yes. >> what about syria? what would you like to see the government of israel as far as syria is concerned? because it's intense what's going on right now. about 40,000 people have been killed over the past year and a half. >> it's horrible. it's a terrible tragedy. we, the people of israel, look at the people of syria with great respect, even awe standing up and risking and even giving their lives for freedom from the terrible bashar al assad regime. we want them to go. we've long wanted him to depart. he is an ally of iran. he has not only killed 40,000 of his own people, he's tried to make a secret nuclear military program, he's helped in providing tens and tens of thousands of missiles to terrorists in lebanon and gaza. he is a loose cannon. we want him gone. we want to see a democratic and peac
opponents of president morsi there clashing with his supporters. the street battles according to reports leaving at least seven people dead, hundreds injured. now the government is panning protests near the presidential palace with troops and tanks and forcing the decree there. david lee miller is watching all this live in jerusalem with more. david lee? >> reporter: jenna we are awaiting what might be an address by the egyptian president mohammed morsi. it is expected to take place at any time. we're told that during the day he met with the army chief as well as his ministers to try to come up with some way to stablize the country. he was in the presidential palace earlier in the day. this despite the fact that there was some very violent clashes in the last 24 hours just outside that palace. take a look at the tape and you can see what took place just a few hours ago. on one side supporters of th president morsi. on the other secular groups say they oppose the islamist agenda. during the clashes firebombs and rocks were thrown. there was also gunfire. as you mentioned at least seven de
of references to islamic sharia law. in cairo, tens of thousands protested, denouncing president mohammed morsi. in an all-night session of parliament dominated by islamic. opposition groups say that the document has a clear view towards sharia law. raising fears of state enforced islamic moral code. the draft is expected to be delivered to president morsi tomorrow. new controversy today over a pension crisis running the state of illinois. and whether american taxpayers and all the other states may soon have to put their bill. according to the pew research center, illinois has the most underfunded public pension system in the entire country. the funding ratio of just 45%. 45% funded. estimated $95 billion short of where they need to be to pay out the promised pension. a problem that pat quinn says needs to be fixed to find a solution. it is harder to come by. here is a video that we just released. the governor squeezing the pension python. >> sometimes they make smaller payments than what they promise. the investments that we made with that pension fund, the great recession can hit us hard. plu
. president morsi has faced some very, very tough criticism since he granted himself massive powers until a brand-new constitution is drafted. he declared last week that there is no court anywhere in that country that could overturn anything he decides. if the officials pass the draft today, though, it will go before egyptians for a popular vote in 15 days. and if that is approved, president morsi is going to lose a lot of those extended powers. all of this as images like this play out, and these are not good for egyptians and they are not good for americans. the u.s. embassy in cairo has been closed. protesters are blocking the entrance, and the clashes are happening very, very close by. there is no indication at this time, however, that our embassy there is threatened. stay tuned. we'll keep you posted to the developments in that country. >>> and also in the middle east, we are seeing a rare moment of cooperation today between the palestinian authority and hamas. it's coming thousands of miles away from where they usually live. they're in new york, and both sides want their united natio
change and movement on the ground. erin? >> thank you, nick. >>> now to cairo, where president morsi's move to fast track the new constitution is being met with resistance. some say it's a way to defuse anger over morsi's decree to expand his presidential powers and weaken the judiciary but critics say he's hijacking the constitution. october 4th because of security concerns. they say they weren't going to put agents in harm's way, they were worried. cnn as you know went to the compound before, found the ambassador's journal. by the time the fbi got there, would all the evidence have been compromised or -- >> sure. i mean, in an arson when a building burns down, it's a crime that consumes its own evidence. what the fbi needs to break a case like this is an informant. many informants. but in the old days they would put a wanted poster up in a post office. you can put it on the internet now. what will break a case like this is money. they can't put a suitcase full of cash on the table. cia could do that. >> and we would assume the cia is doing that, right? obviously as we all now are a
morsi, the new president step down. steve harrigan streams live in cairo, it is nightfall now. what do we know about the u.s. embassy, steve? >> the u.s. embassy building is really just down the block from where i'm standing here and egypt security forces have put up a 12-foot high call of cinder block to keep that alleyway safe where the embassy is. the public services section which visitors use is closed today. that part of it is closed off. the embassy itself has not been targeted but it is part of a rough taeub rough neighborhood around tahrir square where protestors are throwing rocks and police are firing teargas. two buildings were set on fire, those blazes are now out. warnings issued to all americans to avoid the downtown area over the next few days due to the unrest, bill. bill: when will the new egyptian president morsi speak, do we know that, steve? >> reporter: we expect to hear from him on national television later tonight in a taped address. he's likely to introduce a new constitution, and that constitution could either make things better on the streets or it could infla
to overthrow his government. mohammed morsi is calling for a national dialogue with the opposition this weekend. he also accused some opposition members working with mubarak regime. potential for more death in syria on a larger scale is growing tonight. chief washington correspondent james rosen has disturbing news about weapons of mass destructions. >> a regime helicopter calltured in the skies above syria in the unverified amateur video unloadss something. likely a defensive flare. but the moment epitomizes the threat of nuclear weapons that the syrian people now live. rebel forces are now taking the fight directly to the assad regime inside the capital damascus with a deadly explosion near the arab red crescent building and pitch battles for key airfields outside the city. >> it is clear regime forces are being grounded down and they are losing. >> president bashar assad already killed estimated 40,000 people. president obama top aids will fear the fighting take on gruesome character. >> we remained very concerned. very concerned. as the opposition advances on damascus. that the regime might
early this morning. the documents will be presented tomorrow to president mohammed morsi for his signature. reza sayah is overlooking tahrir square. we understand they are planning what they are calling a million man demonstration that has been called. give us a sense why are people still protest and what do we expect in the next 24 hours, the days to come? >> reporter: well, they're protesting because they're angry with president morsi, his dekoreas and how the drafting of this constitution has unfolded, and there doesn't soop seem to be an end to the protest. they're back here in big numbers. tens of thousands of them here in tahrir square. we're going to show you what it looks like at this hour. i think one of the outcomes of the 2011 egyptian revolution was that egyptians became very good in protesting, so it doesn't matter what people are fighting for here. it seems they like to come out and free-throws the opposition factions that are back here in tahrir. these are the liberals, the seculars. we were just down there. we saw a lot of women, women's rights activists who don't
. >>> and now, the growing unrest in egypt this morning. in clashes between supporters of president morsi and those who oppose him. opponents vow that more protests will take place. and unless the constitution drafted by morsi's islamist allies is rescinded. morsi is expected to speak to the nation today. >>> here at home now just 26 days to go for president obama and congressional republicans to reach a deal avoiding the fiscal cliff. mr. obama and house speaker john boehner took a step yesterday, speaking about the standoff on the phone. i guess at least they weren't texting, right? while the details of their chat remain private, both men continued to talk past each other in public. >> let's allow higher rates to go up for the top 2%. >> there are ways to limit deductions, close loopholes, and have the same people pay more, more of their money to the federal government, without raising tax rates, which we believe will harm our economy. >> treasury secretary tim geithner also weighed in yesterday saying the president is willing to allow the nation to go over the cliff if republicans don'
, where president morsi's move to fast track a new constitution is being met with resistance. some say it's a way to diffuse anger to expand his presidential powers and weaken the judiciary, but critics say he's hijacking the constitution. >> erin, today, a special panel voted to approve a draft of e gipsa's new constitution. egyptians will vote yes or not despite objections by factions who say the process was pushed through by islamists who tried to squeeze out the moderates. in a rejected claims that he was being a dictator. >> translator: there is no room to speak of dictatorship. as an egyptian, i have suffered a lot of the lack of democracy, absence of democracy and dictatorship and corruption in my land, and this dictatorship you are talking about does not exist. >> reporter: the president says if egyptians do not like the constitution, they can vote no on the nationwide referendum. we'll see if that calms down his critics. erin? >>> now our fifth story "outfront" 80 days since the attack on the benghazi consulate. in that attack, ambassador chris stevens and three other americans w
president morsi who's expected to appear on egyptian television, and it could be his appearance as soon as this hour. steve harrigan's in cairo with more. steve? >> reporter: jenna, the protesters are out behind me for the or seventh night in a row, and as you mentioned, part of the u.s. embassy -- the part that deals with the public and visitor -- was shut down today not because the embassy was targeted, but really because of fears of peripheral violence. this whole section of downtown cairo has seen large street protests for the last several days, police and protesters exchanging rocks and tear gas. two buildings on this street were set on fire overnight. those blazes are now out. we are expecting to see egypt's president in a taped television address later today. he'll likely be introducing a new constitution that's being voted on by the assembly now. that constitution can either calm things down here or enflame things further. it really depends what it has to say about the role of islam in people's life in egypt. either way, we're likely to see more street protests. both those who s
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